At UAMS, one of the many ways we seek to provide support to our patients and their loved ones is by providing access to pastoral care.
Our chaplains attend to the religious needs of patients and their families in concurrence with their medical care. Chaplains are available 24 hours a day to provide spiritual or emotional support to patients, family members, friends and employees as they deal with the difficult issues surrounding a new diagnosis or hospitalization.
The UAMS pastoral care professionals respect the faith traditions of our patients and, when requested, our staff will contact a patient’s pastor or representative of their faith community. We recognize that our patients have their own family traditions and come from different cultural backgrounds, and we respect these differences while seeking to provide the kind of religious support each patient needs on an individual basis.
The pastoral care staff and chaplain trainees provide interfaith ministry through the variety of faith affiliations they represent. In addition, clergy of all faith traditions visit the hospital regularly and can be contacted by staff members at a patient’s request. Your personal pastor is also welcome to visit during your stay.
The nondenominational Samuel Moore Walton Memorial Chapel is located in the Ward Tower, on the first floor diagonally across from the Doc Java. The Walton Memorial Chapel is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is available for prayer, meditation and personal worship. Ecumenical worship services are conducted every Sunday at 10:00 a.m. Special worship services may be held in conjunction with major religious holidays.
To Request Chaplain Services
You can also reach a chaplain 24 hours a day by calling the UAMS Medical Center operator at 501-686-7000
24-hour on-call Chaplain: pager 688-2060
8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Monday – Friday
Ward Tower, 1st Floor
Across from Doc Java inside the main hospital entrance
4301 W. Markham St. #561
Little Rock, Arkansas 72205